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Giles County increased to 55 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, as of 2 p.m. today, July 2, according to the Tennessee Department of Health website,

Twenty-two of those confirmed cases have now recovered.

In today’s update on, negative tests rose to 2,042, up from 1,995.

One fatality has been reported for Giles.

Test results in Tennessee counties contiguous to Giles are: Lawrence — 143 positive, 2,918 negative, 68 recovered, five fatalities; Lincoln — 58 positive, 2,138 negative, 44 recovered; Marshall — 74 positive, 1,777 negative, 43 recovered, one fatality; and Maury — 311 positive, 5,097 negative, 174 recovered, three fatalities.

As of 2 p.m. today, Tennessee has reported 46,890 total cases, 783,613 negative tests, 620 fatalities and 28,938 recovered.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has 2,715,124 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 128,439 deaths.

Globally, JHU reports 10,776,482 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 517,667 deaths.

—Staff Reports

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